The old canning jars purchased years ago from an farm auction, filled 1/4 full with sand, and completed with a white votive candle...lined beside the snow, along the brick sidewalk leading into the front door on Christmas Eve.
They burned beautifully throughout the evening, a total of five hours. A fun and inexpensive way to say "welcome" on a cold, snow covered evening.
"Welcome"...a" longed to hear" word in the English language. Come in, sit down, and stay awhile. In our fast paced lives, we need time to sit and visit with each other.
If you are experiencing a bitter cold evening like we are, I hope you are staying warm.
In this coming year, who do you want to extend a "welcome" too? Most likely you and those you extend it to, will both be blessed by it.